Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Fwd: Hello, Spring!

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Date: March 20, 2012 2:25:50 PM EDT
Subject: Hello, Spring!
Source: Barbara Schilling Blog

Nothing says spring like cheery daffodils and forsythia!  I picked these first flowers from my early spring garden.  I wanted to keep the painting light and airy, like the feel of Spring.  I thought it needed a light background to maintain that feeling.  Little did I know the challenge creating the white petals on the white drapery would be!  I started out with a white cup behind the grouping, but I just did not like the look of it.  I eventually took it out and replaced it with the little purple vase.  I am much more satisfied with that.

Happy Spring, everyone!

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Barbara Schilling


  1. One of the first projects in art school was to do a color painting of a white egg, on a white plate, on a white tablecloth...other white stuff in there too. It makes you see the color in white.

  2. I followed your link from LinkedIn and I am impressed by your beautiful paintings Barbara. From what I can see on the Daily Painters banner, I am inspired to visit the site to see more. Well done!